Pocahontas County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Pocahontas County

There's a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a Strong Iowa. That's why we panter with Iowans and harness the reliable resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and youth to be healthy, and to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a Strong Iowa is what we all want.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training - February 7, 2019 at 9:30, Rialto Theatre, Pocahontas


IDALS Pesticide Testing Schedules and Locations


County News

January 8, 2019

All 4-H’ers in Pocahontas County that are attending college in the fall of 2019 are encouraged to apply for one of ten $750 scholarships that will be awarded to seniors in Pocahontas County.  The application is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office and is also on the Extension home webpage https://www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas/.  The applications are due February 1, 2019.  No late applications will be considered.

December 23, 2018

BQA training will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Buena Vista County Extension and Outreach office in Storm Lake. Please pre-register by February 3rd by calling 712-732-5056.

December 21, 2018

Mark your calendars! – Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 9:45AM-3:00PM @ ILCC – see attached flyer.  Cost is $5 per participant.  ALL 4-H/FFA members and accompanying adults are welcome to participate for the $5 fee.  Deadline to register is January 24th.  Sessions will include Beefing Up! with Tammy Chapman, RD; Calving Simulator – ISU College of Vet Medicine & Dr. Dan Berkland, Sibley Vet Clinic; How do You Score? with Dr. Beth Doran, ISUEO Beef Specialist & Mark Jensen, ILCC Beef Instructor; andYou Be the Judge with Mike Anderson, 4-H Livestock Specialist & Lisa Berkland, 4-H Specialist.  Please note – we are not able to grant YQCA credit for attending this event.

January 9, 2018

Many people find it challenging to prepare healthy meals. Several factors, including perceived lack of time and decreased kitchen skills, contribute to this challenge. ISU Extension and Outreach- Pocahontas County is hosting a program series that will help participants learn ways to overcome these challenges. 

January 15, 2019

Flowers are one of the best antidotes to the icy winds of winter. This winter consider growing a clivia plant.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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